East Suffolk (district)

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East Suffolk

East Suffolk District
Coat of arms of East Suffolk
Coat of arms
East Suffolk district within the county of Suffolk
East Suffolk district within the county of Suffolk
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Constituent countryEngland
RegionEast of England
Non-metropolitan countySuffolk
StatusNon-metropolitan district
Admin HQEast Suffolk House, Melton[1]
Incorporated1 April 2019
Government
 • TypeNon-metropolitan district council
 • BodyEast Suffolk Council
Area
 • Total200 sq mi (510 km2)
Time zoneUTC0 (GMT)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+1 (BST)
Websitewww.eastsuffolk.gov.uk

East Suffolk is a local government district in Suffolk, England, which was established on 1 April 2019, following the merger of the existing Suffolk Coastal and Waveney districts.[2] At the 2011 census, the two districts had a combined population of 239,552.

The main towns in the new district include Lowestoft, Beccles, Bungay, Felixstowe, Saxmundham, Leiston, as well parts of the wider Ipswich built-up area including Kesgrave, Martlesham and Woodbridge.

The district covers a smaller area compared to the former administrative county of East Suffolk, which was abolished by the Local Government Act 1972.

Governance[edit]

Party Seats
Conservative 61
Labour 14
Independent 8
Liberal Democrat 3
Green 2

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Contact us » East Suffolk Council". www.eastsuffolk.gov.uk.
  2. ^ Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (24 May 2018). "The East Suffolk (Local Government Changes) Order 2018". legislation.gov.uk. Retrieved 12 August 2018.

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